July 2023

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The Security Vanguard Awards: NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

June 6, 2024
SecurityInfoWatch.com, Security Business and Security Technology Executive (STE) magazines honor the industry’s most innovative and collaborative security projects
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The 2024 Readers' Choice Awards from SecurityInfoWatch

June 6, 2024
MANUFACTURERS: It is time to submit your new products (released in the past 18 months) for our annual awards!
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Industry Influencer Q&A: Fiber Optics for Security Sensing and Monitoring

July 11, 2023
Fiber optic-based security solutions provide multi-threat detection, significantly reduced false alarms, with a multi-domain and cost-effective installation (Sponsored by Luna...
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Announcing the 2023 Security Innovators

July 11, 2023
New awards program from SecurityInfoWatch, Security Business, and Security Technology Executive honors industry trailblazers, visionaries and difference-makers in all disciplines...
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◀ During a panel at NRF Protect, Jason Straczewski (far left) of NRF joined Angela Marshall Hofmann and Liz Burkholder of JCPenney and the NRF’s Jon Gold to discuss ORC prevention through legislative initiatives.

Hot Retail Security Trends from NRF Protect 2023

July 11, 2023
HiveWatch's Ryan Schonfeld was on the scene at the National Retail Federation event to gain insights on how retail security is dealing with AI, ORC and much more

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Integrators can facilitate a secure mall environment by working with both facility management and individual stores.

Best Practices to Secure Mall-Based Retailers

July 11, 2023
How integrators can facilitate a secure mall environment by working with facility management and individual stores
Paul F. Benne is a 35-year veteran in the protective services industry. He is President of Sentinel Consulting LLC, a security consulting and design firm in based in New York City. Connect with him at www.linkedin.com/in/paulbenne or visit www.sentinelconsulting.us.
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Tech Trends: The Rise of VoIP

July 11, 2023
The many benefits of IP-based communications systems makes moving away from POTS a no-brainer
Timothy J. Pastore, Esq., is a Partner in the New York office of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP (www.mmwr.com), where he is Vice-Chair of the Litigation Department. Before entering private practice, Mr. Pastore was an officer and Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Air Force and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Reach him at (212) 551-7707 or by e-mail at tpastore@mmwr.com.

Legal Brief: Amazon Resolves NYC Biometric Lawsuit

When biometrics meets loss prevention, be ready for increased legal scrutiny
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An evolving workforce and proptech are two of the top driving factors when it comes to digital IDs and Identity-as-a-Service
Access & Identity

Q&A: Getting the Most from Mobile Credentials

July 11, 2023
HID Global's Sanjit Bardhan says an evolving workforce and proptech are two of the top driving factors when it comes to digital IDs and Identity-as-a-Service

4 Ways to Join the Conversation in Security Business this Summer

July 11, 2023
Become a part of our community by sharing your opinions and promoting your success in these exciting ways!
Chris Peterson is the founder and president of Vector Firm (www.vectorfirm.com), a sales consulting and training company built specifically for the security industry. Use 'Security Business' as a coupon code to receive a 10% lifetime discount at www.vectorfirmacademy.com. To request more info about the company, visit www.securityinfowatch.com/12361573.

Modern Selling: 4 Qualities of a Modern Salesperson

July 11, 2023
In the changing world of technology sales, these four characteristics are critical for sales success
Ryan Joseph is an Executive Recruiter for Recruit Group (https://recruitgrp.com), with a focus on security industry operations, sales, and sales leadership. For help with your security recruiting efforts, contact her at ryan@recruitgrp.com or call (954) 278-8286.

Recruiting Roadmap: 9 Things to Look for in your Next Hire

July 11, 2023
Finding the ideal balance between technical expertise and soft skills is crucial
Brittany Board is Director of Technology Partners for PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

Insider Intelligence: Moms of Security: A Powerful Force

July 11, 2023
Three unique qualities that a mother can bring to your business
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It may be time to stop integrating and start interoperating.
Access & Identity

Does Interoperability Matter When Integrating an Access Control System?

July 11, 2023
The short answer is yes, but it is crucial to know why and where
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In addition to access errors within the access control system itself, there are other access control factors that are managed manually, and often serious corporate liabilities exist because of human error.
Access & Identity

Access Chaos is More Than a Cryptic Buzzword

For 50 years we have had to live with physical access control systems that were not manageable at any large scale.”
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Access Control Software & Management Systems

How to Create a Seamlessly Effective Video and Access Control System

Integrating access control with video surveillance requires a thoughtful approach to data protection and privacy
ACRE announced a new President, Americas, John Skowronski.
Access & Identity

Industry Insights: ACRE President, Americas, John Skowronski

July 11, 2023
With so much change, ACRE is at a pivotal moment in the company’s history as the new President explains in this exclusive interview
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While multi-factor authentication is not a panacea for all security challenges, it undoubtedly provides a robust and effective approach to secure access control.
Access & Identity

Multi-Factor Authentication is a Key for Secure Access Control

MFA significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access and strengthens overall security posture
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Cloud-based access control can be an ideal solution for almost every organization, and it can be as grand or small as you deem fit for your building, whatever the size and needs.
Access & Identity

How Cloud-Based Security Ignites Digital Transformation

July 11, 2023
Cloud-based access control can propel an organization's security posture to new levels of effectiveness
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Access Control

Tips on Automatic Door Controls and Restroom Code Compliance Applications

Building codes continually evolve so it is incumbent that security practitioners stay current
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Beyond AI-generated voice profiles, fraudsters have many different ways to build up a physical biometric profile of a user.
Access & Identity

Voice AI vs. Behavioral Biometrics

July 11, 2023
Examining the divide between technology and use case applications
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June 23, 2023
Next-generation RFID as EAS system features LiDAR and laser-based ToF technology
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SFERO modular RFID as EAS solution from Checkpoint Systems

Modular design enables store operators to combine intelligent pedestals and overhead antennas to create a sphere of protection
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3xLOGIC's VIGIL Point-of-Sale (V-POS) software

June 23, 2023
Enables retailers to run queries on your POS transactions based on date, time, camera, transaction type, value, item code, cashier, or receipt number
Fire & Life Safety

Honeywell joins forces with industry partners to provide first responders with critical information

June 21, 2023
By sharing data from either the fire communicator radio at the building or from a monitoring station, this group will provide first responders with access to important incident...
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Assa Abloy closes on Spectrum deal, divestitures

Assa Abloy announced it completed Tuesday its $4.3 billion acquisition of Spectrum Holdings’ home and hardware (HHI) business, as well as its divesture of Emtek and Smart Residential...
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Hanwha Vision integrates WAVE VMS with AMAG Access Control Systems

June 21, 2023
The new AMAG Integration Plugin for Wisenet WAVE VMS seamlessly allows the assignment of video cameras registered within Wisenet WAVE VMS to mapped resources within the Symmetry...
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Access Control Mobile Apps

HID Origo Mobile Identities solution achieves SOC 2 Type 2 Certification

June 21, 2023
The platform offers a scalable, secure infrastructure, including seamless and consistent service, that improves how access control solutions are delivered.
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HiveWatch appoints former Twitter revenue leader as Chief Revenue Officer

June 20, 2023
In this role, Hult will spearhead the company’s sales, customer success, and partnership teams.
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Maxxess Systems announces technology partnership with ASSA ABLOY

June 20, 2023
Together, Maxxess Systems and ASSA ABLOY are boldly redefining the boundaries of physical software security access control.
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Comelit appoints Marco Sanchez as President of Comelit USA

June 20, 2023
This strategic decision has reinforced Comelit’s commitment to the ever-changing growth and innovation in the security industry.

NRF urges Congress to advance ORC legislation

The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Federal Government Surveillance met at a hearing entitled “Rise in Organized Retail Crime and the Threat to Public Safety...
Winland's EAPro-Gateway was named the TechVision Challenge Best in Show winner at GSX.
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ESX 2023 Recap: Winland Electronics Tops Product Awards

June 16, 2023
EAPro-Gateway wins TechVision Challenge; Vos and MacDowell honored with top ESA awards
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Speco Technologies announces strategic partnership with JVSG

June 16, 2023
This collaboration aims to combine Speco Technologies’ expertise in video surveillance technology with JVSG’s innovative IP system design tool, creating a comprehensive and user...
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Alarms & Monitoring

AI Meets Emergency Egress

June 13, 2023
Newly patented "Clarus" technology can analyze a situation and generate live evacuation plans
Patrick Nora named President and Managing Director of the newly unified Boon Edam Inc.
Security Executives

Boon Edam appoints Patrick Nora as President and Managing Director

June 13, 2023
Internal merger creates a unified team in security entrance solutions to promote enhanced efficiency and pperations

ASSA ABLOY integrates Aperio wireless technology with Verkada Command

June 8, 2023
With the extensive locking hardware options available from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, the Aperio integration significantly expands the range of applications that can be managed ...
Alarms & Monitoring

Becklar shakes up monitoring industry with Eyeforce acquisition

June 6, 2023
Eyeforce CEO Daniel Forrest will remain on as president of the company, and Eyeforce will continue to operate independently under the Eyeforce brand.
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ADT Commercial Everon Customer Engagement Platform

June 6, 2023
The development of the modernized Everon platform was driven by years of direct customer feedback to provide a more intuitive, user-friendly experience.
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Axis Communications optimizes production to address supply chain constraints

June 6, 2023
These achievements are a result of the company’s recent initiatives, along with its industry-leading sustainability program which has long focused on enhancing operational efficiency...
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Fire & Life Safety

Convergint acquires Ballou Fire Systems, expanding fire alarm & life safety business

The company’s focus on total life safety protection enables Convergint to build on Ballou’s already extensive and established network of customers and partnerships in the region...
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Minnesota is the latest state to approve a 'right to repair' law, following Colorado earlier this year and New York last year. A view of the Minnesota State Capitol Building in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Latest ‘right-to-repair’ law passed is the broadest one yet

June 1, 2023
Minnesota is the latest state to approve such a law, following Colorado earlier this year and New York last year.
Fire & Life Safety

Altus Fire and Life Safety acquires Priority Fire and Security, Inc.

June 1, 2023
The platform currently consists of nine brands including Adcock’s Systems, Alarm & Suppression, BK Systems, Croker Fire Drill, Cross-Fire & Security, Fire Systems, Northeast Fire...
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Altronix and Inner Range partner to offer access & power integration solutions

Available with or without pre-configured power distribution, the Altronix Trove Series allows systems integrators to easily combine Altronix power with Inner Range Integriti controllers...
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Zeus Fire & Security acquires PASS Security

May 30, 2023
Zeus’ partnership with PASS Security is part of the company’s ongoing mission to partner with quality operators and expand best-in-class service offerings to customers across ...
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SGT Capital acquires secure access solution provider Elatec

May 30, 2023
SGT Capital is a global private equity firm that invests in mid-sized, market leading companies and supports existing management teams in realizing their ambitions for accelerated...
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AE Industrial Partners-backed Altus Fire and Life Safety acquires Crime Intervention Alarm

May 30, 2023
Founded in 1996, CIA primarily serves large commercial and property management groups and specializes in video and audio surveillance, access control, fire alarms, burglar alarm...

Alarm.com acquires EBS, a Polish security communicator manufacturer

May 22, 2023
As part of the Alarm.com family, EBS will gain access to a robust global network, innovative research, and a vast portfolio of smart home and business security solutions.
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Attacks on utility substations have led to concerns about the security of utilities and ability to withstand vandalism and other sabotage.
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Substation attacks on the rise, but NERC advises against security rules

May 15, 2023
NERC instead endorsed continuing to allow utility providers to set physical security measures using “a risk-based approach.”
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Parent company of SIS, Bold Group exploring sale

The parent company of alarm industry firms SIS and Bold Group is working with investment bank Centerview Partners to explore its options, Reuters reports.

Pro Series 727P Mini-Bullet Camera by Alarm.com

April 24, 2023
features Perimeter Guard™ and Two-Way Audio